Mexican Red-Rumped Tarantula (Tliltocatl vagans)
Roja was just a tiny sling when she came to Animal Wonders in December 2009 from Kansas State, but is now our largest invertebrate! Her size makes her look intimating, but she is quite docile, however because she can be prone to release her urticating hairs, only Dan & Varick handle her during programming. In late 2019 and early 2020, her species changed from the genus Brachypelma to the new genus of Tliltocatl (Taxonomy information).
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906
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